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Origin & Meaning

The name Nora is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Nora is "honorable".  

It is also of English and Irish origin, where its meaning is "honor, valor".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 49  in baby name popularity for girls with 4708 occurrences.  It ranked 13383 in popular baby names for boys with 5 occurrences. 

View the Nora Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Nora has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Nora to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Nora include Norah.

The names Noirin, Noora are all forms of Nora.

Nora has the diminutives (nicknames) Noreen, Norina.

Other Tidbits

Nora falls into the classic name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Nora in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Nora.

Just for fun, see the name Nora in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Nora in Nautical Flags page.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.